Virbhadra to meet Rahul Gandhi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2014 22:18 IST

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh will call on All India Congress Committee vice-president Rahul Gandhi to discuss plans for revival of the party that faced its worst ever defeat in the Lok Sabha polls.

Ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh was drubbed in the all the four parliamentary seats- Shimla, Kangra, Hamirpur and Mandi. Congress, that will mark its two years in government on December 25, had largely blamed the Modi's wave for the debacle in the four parliamentary seats.

The CM's wife Pratibha Singh had lost to BJP's first time Lok sabha member - Ramswaroop Sharma from Mandi. Virbhadra, is scheduled to meet the AICC vice president and other party leaders to discuss plans for bracing up its cadres to halt the surging Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that drubbed Congress in Haryana and Mahashtra, in the recently concluded assembly polls. Virbhadra is accompanied by his loyalist legislators and supporters.

Prior to Virbhadra state party chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu had met Gandhi in Delhi on November 3. Sukhu had discussed in details plan drawn for the enrolling new cadres in the state. In a move t o revamp the party, state party chief had already been given a nod to revamp the district units.

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